Planning 2016’s sailing season!

Furiends, I’m still full of the New Year spirit! I’ve been busy trying to make a plan but as most of you are aware… when you live on a boat, all plans have to be written in wet sand at high tide! The humans and I have a lot to look forward to this year […]

Porto Touristico Di Roma!

Ticking things off the to do list!

Furiends I’m happy to report that the humans and I are ticking things off our to do list! We started today by cutting off the rope that was wrapped around our propeller! We picked it up as we maneuvered into our berth the last time we came in. As we arrived it was very windy […]

Accident in our marina

There’s been a lot of drama in our marina today. Yesterday a 35 metre motor boat lost the ability to manoeuvre as they were coming into the marina and ended up on the beach! Today there was the coastguard, lots of police, and other officials around the boat as they attempted to tug it off […]

Diesel Bug strike two

Unfortunately after paying for our fuel tanks to be ‘professionally’ cleaned we set out to sea only to have the engine stop again! This time we were in a very different situation to the first time. We were properly at sea and it was the middle of night. After checking and realising that there was […]

Wing on wing- we’re flying!

We’re flying back to Rome furiends! We decided to stop at a lovely anchorage last night and get some rest because the seas were quite big and we fancied a nice relaxing dinner on anchor. This morning we set off again and we’ve got our sails set in a wing on wing configuration, so we’re […]

Nearly back in Rome!

Furiends not only are we back in Italy but we’re nearly in our home port of Rome! The last few days Noccy has been munching the miles like a pro. We’re just passing Capri and it’s beautiful! We have another 115 nautical miles to go. Which should take us no more than about 20 hours. […]

Diesel bug drama

My boat has bugs! Yes furiends, many of you were right most of the problems with a modern diesel engine is fuel contamination or the engine being starved of fuel. Diesel bug is the boating name given to the organisms that form slimes in diesel fuels. It’s a microbe caused by water content in the […]

Walker Bay Race!

Furiends while we were buddy boating with SV Fubbs And SV Lupa Di Mare this summer, we had so much fun together. One of the highlights for the males in our group was the day we held a Walker Bay race! It started as a bit of fun of course, but it soon got fiercely […]

Passage planning

Furiends I’ve been happily passage planning which is a very impawtant part of my duties aboard Nocturne, but there’s been a slight altercation with the humans. They didn’t like me really putting my paw in the action… There was a breeze coming through the hatch, so naturally I needed to keep my paw on it. […]